Living with someone with bipolar and depression

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   Posted 6/9/2008 1:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been with my boyfriend for 3 years now. He has bipolar and takes medicine off and on for it. He also has depression and takes medicine for that off and on, as well. For the last two years I had not let it effect me and try understanding better about his condition. But this last year we had a baby, moved into together and it seems like he got more worst. I feel syptoms of beeing so unhappy for now reason. Could I be suffering from depression too or is it because I been around someone who has bipolar and depression and it barely effecting me now? Please I need advice.

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   Posted 6/9/2008 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   

Having a new baby,and living with someone that has depression can very well send you into depression yourself... here is a short survey that will help...

If you do have the signs of depression then it is time to call your doctor.
Let us know what you figure out,and stay strong your baby needs you.

Mod- Depression

Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

Please remember,I am not a professional..I am just a person who is also fighting depression.

I know I'm in my own little world, but it's ok. They know me here.

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   Posted 6/9/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lainey,

I think that Shy gave you some very good advice and source of information. Yes you could be experiencing depression from the circumstances around you. You would do well to talk to your doctor or to talk to a therapist.

When you say that your boyfriend takes meds off and on, does that mean that he doesn't take them every day like he should? It is important to take your meds on a regular basis, not just when you feel like it. They may not have found the right meds for him also. Sometimes it takes a while to get what you really need.

I wish you luck with this situation.

hugs, Karen...
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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